Tag: Peterborough

A Tragic Demise

The locations of our ancestors’ deaths are easy to discover from parish registers or indexes, but without help from a secondary source, be it a death certificate, newspaper report or spoken word, the exact circumstances of their demise is generally…

Annie Holdich (1860-1947)

  William, Charles, Alice, William, Arthur, Annie Mellows c1905 Annie was the daughter of Thomas White Holdich (b Peterborough 1809, one of the 7 surviving children of James and Margaret Holdich) and Sarah Rowell. In 1881 Annie married William Mellows,…

Discharge Papers for Francis Thomas Holdich (1814-1886)

Proceedings of a Regimental Board held in London December 16th 1858 in conformity to the Articles of War, for the purpose of verifying and recording the Services, Conduct, Character and cause of Discharge of No. 2998 Private Francis Thomas Holdich…

Charles William Holdich (1897-1916)

At the outbreak of the First World War with Germany in August 1914, two Holdich brothers from Peterborough were called to serve with the 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment in France from where only one of them would return home. One of the two brothers was my…

William Joseph Darling (1898 – 1918)

The following citation was published in De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-1924 DARLING, WILLIAM JOSEPH, Private No. 60309, 4th (Reserve) Battalion. The Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regt.) only son of William Henry Darling of 54 Eastgate, Peterborough, Plumber, by his…

Licence for Theodore Holdich Clerk M.A. (1604-1658)

  On the eleventh day of May A.D. 1641 Master Jeremiah Taylor Clerk M.A. surrogate of the Venerable Thomas Heath D.L. vicar general in matters spiritual and principal official of his Consistory Court and Commissary General of the Reverend Father…

Alice Beatrice Hall (1883-1964)

Alice Beatrice Hall (1883-1964), later Alice Holdich, having married White Holdich in 1911, made three small claims on literary immortality, each relating to D. H. Lawrence. Alice was a family friend of the Lawrence’s in Eastwood, the small colliery town…